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296: Komova in Stuttgart, NCAA Crack, and the Ranch Incident

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MEET NEWS  (6:23)

  • STUTTGART!
  • World Cup
    • The winner is Zhang Jin like everyone predicted!
    • Jordan Chiles took bronze with big vault and floor sets. Now, about that routine composition…
    • Melnikova wins the hilarious save competition
    • Our favorite skills: Tisha Volleman’s Arabian beam mount! Sarah Voss’s Delladio!
    • Brinn Bevan used a medical emergency to warm Jessica’s heart
  • A special tribute to Danusia Francis’s floor save from the British Championship
  • The Baku World Cup restored our fervor for a CHUSO AA 2020 campaign.

GYMTERNET NEWS (58:05)

  • In a Washington Post article, Aly Raisman and trainer Melanie Seaman detailed the poor conditions at the ranch. Then, all hell broke loose on our Facebook. We discuss
    • The key criticisms leveled by Raisman and Seaman and why they really are serious
    • Why the reactions of Kelli Hill and Mary Lee Tracy were so disappointing and show that no lessons have been learned
    • What a preposterously inappropriate facility the ranch was in every respect
  • USAG is now publishing a list of suspended members in addition to the list of permanently ineligible members
  • Yet another hole in the USAG story—Jordyn Wieber says she witnessed an unnamed “high-profile USAG employee” learning about Nassar pre-2015
  • Another tragedy at Cirque, which makes three in less than five years
  • Simone and Stacey are the new celebrity power couple

NCAA NEWS (01:32:50)

  • Real 10s, fake 10s, and the problem with legs-apart-on-landing deductions
  • The phenomenon known as Senior Day Crack: Is it OK? (Spoiler alert: No)
  • Another CAMERAMAN INTERFERENCE RAGE-O-METER

YOUR FEEDBACK (1:53: 47)

  • HAS ASHTON MOVED TO SIMONE’S GYM?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • The problem with TOPs camp culture
  • Bringing posters to competitions (in which Jessica gets immediately distracted and starts talking about Judge Aquilina costumes again)
  • When the WHOLE TEAM GETS SUSPENDED
  • Where are the verification camp scores?!?
  • Being more considerate and thoughtful when discussing male body types

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Ex-coach
Ex-coach
4 years ago

I\’m a longtime listener and a former employee of Everest, Ashton\’s former gym – I only left because I moved away. I\’m honestly shocked to hear that there have been complaints about Han and Chen, the owners and head coaches at Everest. Maybe things have changed since I left (I did leave before Ashton really hit her stride in elite) but I always found them to be very warm and encouraging of their gymnasts. I\’ve worked at several different gyms since high school and Everest was definitely one of the most positive environments I\’ve coached in unless something dramatic has changed in the past few years.

liberty
liberty
4 years ago

ok so I know this doesn’t really have to do with the topics covered in the podcast, but what happened with Laurie and Maggie? I heard in reddit Laurie’s mom got really upset over how Maggie treated her during an argument, and that Laurie is no longer training with her. sorry just curious AF

RJ
RJ
4 years ago

Would love to hear more discussion about schools that bench the whole team or a significant portion of the team. I saw this happen last year with Springfield College. The whole senior class was not allowed to be on the floor, many of the upperclassmen were benched and some of the team had to water down their gymnastics. I personally feel that consequences are necessary but is counterintuitive when it brings down the team

Jamie
Jamie
4 years ago

No where in that Facebook section did MLT or Hill condone the abuse that happened at the ranch. They said the food was fine. You people are becoming a tabloid looking for trouble to promote , this. Shame on you.

GymCasticCrew
Admin
4 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

We read actual quotes by them. And never said they condoned abuse.

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